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Welcome to the website of UK Film/Horror academic Dr Steve Jones.

Click on the links for information regarding Steve's research, publications, article transcripts, and professional qualifications.


Screening Sex

I am now a member of the Screening Sex Network, which is curated by Darren Kerr and Donna Peberdy. Screening Sex is also forming a British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Special Interest Group.

New Chapter

The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is out now, edited by Feona Atwood and Clarissa Smith with Brian McNair. The 40 chapter volume contains new work by (among many others) Feona Attwood, Adrienne Evans, Neil Jackson, Misha Kavka, Gareth Longstaff, Alan McKee, John Mercer, Sharif Mowlabocus, Susanna Paasonen, Niall Richardson… it also contains a chapter on Sex and Horror by me (which can be accessed here).

For a full Table of Contents and to buy, click here

The Horror Lab

Johnny Walker, Russ Hunter and I have launched a podcast called The Horror Lab, which explores key moments in horror (past and present). The first two episodes are available now on iTunes, Podomatic, Stitcher, Pippa, and RSS. Episode 1 is on Candyman and 90s Horror, and episode 2 is on Bride of Frankenstein and the Gothic. The second episode also features an interview with Xavier Aldana Reyes.

We also recently hosted a workshop for PhDs and Early Career Researchers entitled ‘Researching Horror, Cult and Exploitation Cinema’ in association with The Horror Lab.

Follow us on Twitter @The_HorrorLab

Kurja Polt 2017

I recently returned from Kurja Polt festival (Slovenia), where I had the opportunity to present on my research (as part of their Cult Film conference), introduce two films (Addio Zio Tom [1971] and Thriller: a Cruel Picture [1973]), and conduct a masterclass with Christina Lindberg. Information about the festival is available here, photographs are available here, a video of my talk is available here, and a video of my discussion with Christina Lindberg is available here. The Kurja Polt Facebook page is available here.

Interviews on Horror

Recently I have been interviewed several times for articles on iNews. Here are interviews about Stephen King (article author Mark Butler), space-based horror (article author Finlay Greig) , and racism and horror (article author Mark Butler).

Offscreen 2017

I have just returned from Offscreen (Brussels) where I had the opportunity to speak with Stephen Sayadian about his career in filmmaking (Cafe Flesh, Dr Caligari, Nightdreams) and as Art Director for Hustler.

The festival continues until 26th March. For more information, please visit http://www.offscreen.be/en/offscreen-film-festival-2017

New Article in Film-Philosophy journal

The new issue of Film-Philosophy Journal is out, and features my article "Cartesianism and Intersubjectivity in Paranormal Activity and the Philosophy of Mind".

The journal is open access, so you can read the article here